So what do you think of Euro 2020?

A year late, but hey. Last night Italy beat England on penalties to win the Euro 2020 Soccer tournament.

Cue the inevitable from the English press:

To be fair penalties are a bad way to end a match, you might as well do a coin toss.

Still, for soccer fans, it was a few weeks of escapism during the pandemic gloom.

Note I am deliberately using the term soccer, not football. Donald Clarke has a great read in the Irish Times about how soccer become football as an English reaction to the growth in popularity of the game in the US.

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